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The Free Birth Podcast explores what it means to exercise our full autonomy as women during pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.

We now live in a global culture in which obstetrics has come to monopolize every aspect of birth. Epidemic rates of surgical birth, rampant trauma among women, and a deeply embedded resistance to the spontaneous process of birth have become normalized. Pregnancy is treated as an illness and childbirth is seen as an emergency from which women and babies need to be saved.

Before doctors and even midwives were seen as the “experts”, there was just...birth. Women have been successfully birthing healthy babies for as long as human beings have walked the earth. The truth is that birth is a normal physiological event that rarely requires medical intervention. To freebirth is typically associated with the term “unassisted childbirth”, which means the woman is choosing to give birth without medical assistance and is managing her own care.

The Free Birth podcast is a virtual corner of the universe dedicated to validating birth as our own, and celebrating the growing movement of women reclaiming birth as our own.

Birth is not a medical event!

Join us as we discuss legal and human rights in childbirth, investigate the different models of care, and hear from women around the world as they tell their stories of birthing freely.

Our intention with this podcast is to uplift the voices of women who are making the decision to opt out of the default medical system.

Freebirth isn’t for everyone. The Free Birth Podcast simply highlights the fact that freebirth is a viable option for many women, and that there is room in this world for every woman to exercise her own personal choice in birth.

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The Free Birth Podcast explores what it means to exercise our full autonomy as women during pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.

We now live in a global culture in which obstetrics has come to monopolize every aspect of birth. Epidemic rates of surgical birth, rampant trauma among women, and a deeply embedded resistance to the spontaneous process of birth have become normalized. Pregnancy is treated as an illness and childbirth is seen as an emergency from which women and babies need to be saved.

Before doctors and even midwives were seen as the “experts”, there was just...birth. Women have been successfully birthing healthy babies for as long as human beings have walked the earth. The truth is that birth is a normal physiological event that rarely requires medical intervention. To freebirth is typically associated with the term “unassisted childbirth”, which means the woman is choosing to give birth without medical assistance and is managing her own care.

The Free Birth podcast is a virtual corner of the universe dedicated to validating birth as our own, and celebrating the growing movement of women reclaiming birth as our own.

Birth is not a medical event!

Join us as we discuss legal and human rights in childbirth, investigate the different models of care, and hear from women around the world as they tell their stories of birthing freely.

Our intention with this podcast is to uplift the voices of women who are making the decision to opt out of the default medical system.

Freebirth isn’t for everyone. The Free Birth Podcast simply highlights the fact that freebirth is a viable option for many women, and that there is room in this world for every woman to exercise her own personal choice in birth.

    Beyond Complicity: Birth Work Outside The System

    Beyond Complicity: Birth Work Outside The System

    April is Radical Birth Keeper Month! Every Friday in April we will journey through a different woman's story of her becoming a radical birth keeper. Today I am joined by a dear friend of mine, Isabella. Isabella was a doula in New York City, until this past year, when she made the decision to question everything that felt wrong about her chosen path, and create a better one. Isabella shares her challenges, victories, and wisdom on what it has been like to become a radical birth keeper.

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    The Challenges of Being A Human Rights Activist with Jennifer Lahl

    The Challenges of Being A Human Rights Activist with Jennifer Lahl

    This week I invite Jennifer Lahl on the show, who is the Founder and President for the Center for Bioethics and Culture, based in San Francisco. She’s also a documentary producer, having created important films like Eggspoitation and Big Fertility. Today we discuss some of the health risks of egg harvesting and of being a surrogate, as well as some of the deeply concerning language in surrogacy contracts, and the challenges Jennifer has faced as she tries to make legislative changes to protect women.

    • 1 Std. 9 Min.
    Choosing Awareness Over Fear: An Offering For These Times

    Choosing Awareness Over Fear: An Offering For These Times

    I am joined today by Nancy Lucina, our in-house shamanic facilitator and spiritual guide. Today we check in with Nancy to hear what she has to share on how to tune into a love filled frequency during these stressful times. "All the right things, at all the right times, in all the right ways, for myself and the highest good of all involved, may it be so." Stay tuned for her meditation and song offerings at the end. :) 

    • 58 Min.
    If A Cat Can Do It, I Can Too: Simone's Freebirth

    If A Cat Can Do It, I Can Too: Simone's Freebirth

    Today I have my friend Simone on the show who tells us the story of her first baby that was born free, outside under a tree, in Mexico. Simone came to choose free birth from watching her own cat give birth, and tells us how it all began with the thought, “If a cat can do it, I can do it.” And so she did. 

    • 57 Min.
    Birth As Pleasure: Amanda's Orgasmic Transformation

    Birth As Pleasure: Amanda's Orgasmic Transformation

    This week we are joined by Amanda, who had two truly orgasmic births. Amanda tells us how she learned to be in such deep relationship with her cervix that she could talk with it and even began to see it as the wise woman inside of her. Amanda tells us how giving birth is what truly set her on her sexual journey, inspired by the sheer pleasure she felt in birth.

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    "Consent Can Not Be Purchased" with Yolande Norris-Clark (Part 3 of 3 Surrogacy Series)

    "Consent Can Not Be Purchased" with Yolande Norris-Clark (Part 3 of 3 Surrogacy Series)

    We are finishing up our 3 part series on surrogacy with our guest today, Yolande Norris-Clark. I credit Yolande entirely for opening my eyes to the ethical problems surrounding surrogacy and I am grateful to be sharing our conversation with you all today.

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BrotherBear88 ,

Eye Opening

What an incredible podcast! I don’t know anyone else talking about this issue and as a man who loves the women and children in my life, it couldn’t be more important! Thanks Free Birth and keep up the good work.

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